Ya can't judge a book by its cover
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I got a call yesterday from a guy looking to sell his father's tool chest and tools. He'd placed an ad on CL and the pictures didn't look too inviting. When I got there, I saw this


I have to admit, I was more than a little discouraged. Then I opened it up and saw this












I think the insides are mahogany and the fit on the compartments is amazing. Seems the father had been a patternmaker and the son has no interest. Oh, there were also these other things in there and if someone could tell me what they are, I'd appreciate it.

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  Re: Ya can't judge a book by its cover by DaveParkis (I got a call yesterd...)
That is neat. I wonder what industry the Father worked in?
Mike


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  Re: Ya can't judge a book by its cover by DaveParkis (I got a call yesterd...)
The round ended tools are used in pattern making to apply leather fillets. With a little googling, you might be able to find find some specifics.

When leather fillets are needed they are glued onto the pattern and the round tool presses the fillet into place and smooths it.
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  Re: Re: Ya can't judge a book by its cover by WJB (The round ended tool...)
Excellent!! Thanks very much.
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  Re: Ya can't judge a book by its cover by DaveParkis (I got a call yesterd...)
That's really cool.

Is that a pattern-maker's vise in the corner of the first picture? And some sort of miter box, right?
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  Re: Re: Ya can't judge a book by its cover by DaveParkis (Excellent!! Thanks v...)
that's a pretty cool find! Congrats
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  Re: Ya can't judge a book by its cover by DaveParkis (I got a call yesterd...)
Yeah, rub it in


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  Re: Re: Ya can't judge a book by its cover by Bibliophile 13 (That's really cool.[...)
Yup, that's an Emmerts and one of my many miter boxes. I would love to sell a few of the miter boxes, but they are a PITA to ship. That Emmerts has been with me for about 3 years now waiting for a bench heavy enough to hold it.
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  Re: Ya can't judge a book by its cover by DaveParkis (I got a call yesterd...)
[blockquote]DaveParkis said:


I got a call yesterday from a guy looking to sell his father's tool chest and tools. He'd placed an ad on CL and the pictures didn't look too inviting. When I got there, I saw this



Good find.

I have lately added to my want list. I want one or two of those card catalog file cabinets in the left side of your pic. They are BIG money even used. What a great way to store stuff though.
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  Re: Re: Ya can't judge a book by its cover by MarkSingleton ([blockquote]DavePark...)
Its amazing g how regional prices are. I got that cabinet at an estate sale for $25 and could have had 6 more if I wanted them. I have another one that has taller drawers (5x8 card size) that is fireproof and has a combination lock that I bought for $50. Took 6 of us to lift it into a truck after we took all the drawers out.
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